How to Take Care of Your Power Tools (the Right Way)

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“A poor workman blames his tools” is an old saying among craftsmen. If you do not take care of your tools, it won’t just be an old saying… it will be true. Power tools especially, will not perform if they are allowed to deteriorate for lack of care. Proper care also means they will be … Read more

5 Tips for Installing a New Garage Door Opener

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It is a warm spring day and you’ve decided to finally install that new garage door opener. Perhaps your door is currently a manual, but probably more likely that you have a slow or noisy door opener, or have just gotten tired of the door opening whenever the neighbors across the street change the channel … Read more

3 Ways to Store Bikes in Your Garage

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Everyone who has a garage will probably agree that they fill up quicker than you can imagine. This is especially true with a family. You have your car(s), outdoor power equipment, workbench, all your tools, and toys for the kids. Finding a good spot to store your bicycles is often an afterthought. If everybody in the … Read more

5 Tips For Clearing Garage Clutter To Make Life Easier

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Garage clutter is something that every homeowner is pretty much guaranteed to experience at least once. Because the garage is typically the last stop for items on their way out the house, they simply get stuck. It doesn’t always happen at once either. A cluttered garage happens over time until suddenly you can’t park your … Read more

9 Ways to Save Space in a Crowded Garage

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For most of us, the garage is a multi-purpose room that acts as a storage unit, a workshop, and a place to park the car. But these various uses all require space, and it probably doesn’t take long to fill the garage up and make it difficult to move around or even find the things … Read more

How to Stop Tool Theft and Recover Stolen Tools

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For a craftsman, losing some or all of your tools to theft means missing work and being able to perform to your full potential. Even a home DIYer would be without the use of their tools and hundreds or even thousands of dollars in personal property. The nicer the tool (think Snap-on or Matco), the higher … Read more

9 Safety Tips for Every DIYer

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You can save a lot of money by taking on home improvement and repair tasks on your own. However, as a Garage Tool Advisor reader, you should also know that the DIY sector accounts for tens of thousands of emergency room visits every year. By all means, get started on those tasks, but always keep … Read more

Intro to Plasma Cutting for Beginners

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The basics of plasma cutting are similar to TIG welding. It’s a process which uses a high-velocity jet of ionized gas (typically air) through a constricting orifice (small nozzle). This ionized gas (plasma), conducts electricity from the electrode (torch) to the work piece. When the arc makes contact with the conductive material you want to … Read more

How Important is it to Buy Tools Made in the USA?

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Not all tools are created equal. For many years, tools that are manufactured in the United States have been considered some of the best tools on the market, with few exceptions. In recent years, countries like Taiwan and China have taken steps to increase tool quality, and while they’re still (for the most part) not … Read more

7 Tips to Keep Your Garage Secure

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Your garage is one of the most vulnerable parts of the home, because it’s often overlooked when trying to beef up security. Whether you use your garage as a workshop, a storage area, or simply to park your car, there are some inexpensive – or even completely free – ways to make it safer and … Read more